Kimble L. Jenkins
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Board of Directors
Kimble L. Jenkins joined our Board of Directors in September 2002 and presently serves as our Chairman. Mr. Jenkins has served as our President since January 2003, and he has also served as our Chief Executive Officer since September 2004. Mr. Jenkins served in those offices on a part-time basis until May 2008, at which time Mr. Jenkins began serving as our President and Chief Executive Officer on a full-time basis. Prior to May 2008, Mr. Jenkins was also a Managing Director with the investment bank Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., where he founded that firm’s Private Equity Group in 1998. Mr. Jenkins has over 20 years of experience building and working with growth stage companies. Mr. Jenkins holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. As our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jenkins offers unique insight and vision into our operations, our competition and the medical device industry.
Peter G. Piferi
Chief Operating Officer
Peter G. Piferi joined us in December 2006 as our Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Piferi has over 20 years of experience in the areas of product development, operations, engineering and production in the medical device industry. From March 2003 to December 2006, Mr. Piferi served as Vice President, Endovascular Technologies for Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. In addition, Mr. Piferi has served as Vice President at Kriton Medical Inc. and Orbus Medical Technologies, Inc. and as Director of Advanced Engineering at Cordis Corporation.
David W. Carlson
Chief Financial Officer
David W. Carlson joined us in February 2010 as Vice President, Finance and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in April 2010. Mr. Carlson has 18 years of experience in financial leadership roles in the medical device industry. From 1999 to 2009, he served in various financial management positions as a Vice President of Finance and Senior Finance Director at Medtronic, Inc., a global leader in medical technologies. He was serving as the Corporate Controller of Sofamor Danek, Inc., a then publicly traded medical device company, when it was acquired by Medtronic, Inc. in 1999. Mr. Carlson is a certified public accountant, and was formerly an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Carol J. Barbre
Vice President, Product Management
Carol J. Barbre joined us in May 2008 as Vice President, Product Management. Ms. Barbre has 20 years of experience in the medical device industry in the areas of marketing and business development, with a focus on new medical therapies. From May 2007 to May 2008, Ms. Barbre served as Senior Director of Marketing for Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, a publicly traded medical device company. From 2002 to May 2007, Ms. Barbre served as Global Marketing Director for Bolton Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company.
Oscar L. Thomas
Vice President, Business Affairs and Secretary
Oscar L. Thomas joined us in April 2008 as Vice President, Business Affairs. In addition, Mr. Thomas serves as our Secretary. From January 2003 to April 2008, Mr. Thomas was a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of the law firm Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.
Robert C. Korn
Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing
Rob Korn joined the company as Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing in November 2012. Mr. Korn has over 20 years of experience in the Health Care Industry focused in the medical device sales and marketing business. During his tenure Mr. Korn gained experience in developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies for a number of Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked extensively on business development and acquisition opportunities in the medical device sector. Most recently, Mr. Korn was a Regional Sales Director with Medtronic Surgical Technologies. He previously held sales leadership positions with Codman, Johnson & Johnson and he also held multiple sales and marketing positions with the Bayer Corporation’s Diagnostics Division. Mr. Korn graduated in 1987 from The Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. His professional training includes the Management Development Program at the University of Michigan School of Business.